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[texts]The Time is not yet ripe - Louis ESSON
Author AKA Thomas Louis Buvolet ESSON (1878-1943)1973 Editorial and explanatory notes ommitted.
Keywords: stage; play; theatre; drama; socialsim; australia; labour
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[audio]The Pickwick Papers, Version 2 - Charles Dickens
LibriVox recording of The Pickwick Papers, by Charles Dickens. Read by Debra Lynn. A sportsman who doesn't hunt; a poet who doesn't write; a lover with no one to love; all three are devoted to their cheerful and benevolent leader, Mr. Pickwick. Join him and his friends, Winkle, Snodgrass, and Tupman, as they tour the country in search of adventures, knowledge, and stories. Along the way, they have their share of mishaps, and meet plenty of interesting characters, both the good and the not so goo...
Keywords: LibriVox; Audiobook; English; Dickens
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[audio]Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
LibriVox recording of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. Read by Kara Shallenberg. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic in ways that have given the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the most characteristic examples of the "literary nonsense" genre, and its narrative...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; children; fantasy; adventure; carroll; fiction
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[audio]Uncle Bernac: A Memory of the Empire - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
LibriVox recording of Uncle Bernac: A Memory of the Empire, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Cathy Barratt. Looking for a replacement to Sherlock Holmes after the author had killed him off in 1894, Doyle wrote this murder mystery in the dying years of the 19th century. Set in Napoleon's era, it involves a Frenchman returning to his native land to join the Emperor's ranks. (Summary by Cathy Barratt) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; mystery; murder; Napoleon; France
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[audio]The Princess Aline - Richard Harding Davis
LibriVox recording of The Princess Aline, by Richard Harding Davis. Read by Carolin. Morton Carlton, an easy-going, rich young artist, has never taken the concepts of love and marriage all that seriously -- until by accident a copy of an English illustrated paper falls into his hands, which contains a photograph of the young Princess Aline of Hohenwald. Instantly, Carlton is captivated by the princess, and decides that he must meet her...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; humor; romance; greece; constantinople
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[audio]Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) - Jerome K. Jerome
LibriVox recording of Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), by Jerome K. Jerome. Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), published in 1889, is a humorous account by Jerome K. Jerome of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford. The book was intended initially to be a serious travel guide, with accounts of local history of places along the route, but the humorous elements eventually took over, to the point where the serious and somewhat sentimental passages n...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; humor; boating; jerome; england
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[audio]East by West: a Journey in the Recess, Vol. I - Henry W. Lucy
LibriVox recording of East by West: a Journey in the Recess, Vol. I, by Henry W. Lucy. Read by Ruth Golding. East by West: a Journey in the Recess is an account of British journalist Henry Lucy's travels across America and on to the Far East during the parliamentary recess in 1883. Lucy was one of the most influential journalists of his day and, as "Toby M.P.", a noted humorist in Punch magazine. His acute powers of observation and light touch make this a most engaging book...
Keywords: librivox; audio book; travel; United States; USA; Japan; Atlantic; Pacific; mining; railroad; Mormon; San Francisco; Chinese; New York; Salt Lake City; Rocky Mountains; Mikado; Shogun; Yokohama; Nikko; Tokyo; tea-house; jinrickisha; Japanese theatre
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[audio]Dandelion Cottage - Carroll Watson Rankin
LibriVox recording of Dandelion Cottage, by Carroll Watson Rankin. Read by Betsie Bush. Carroll Watson Rankin's best known novel is Dandelion Cottage, published in 1904 by Henry Holt and Company. She first wrote the story serially for her own children. Considered a regional classic in the midwest, it tells of four young girls who negotiate the use of a derelict cottage as a playhouse by pulling dandelions for the owner, prosperous Mr...
Keywords: Fiction; children; juvenile; Librivox; audiobook; literature
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[audio]Running Water - A. E. W. Mason
LibriVox recording of Running Water by A.E.W. Mason read by Nicholas Clifford. Although A.E.W. Mason is best known for The Four Feathers, an adventure novel of 1902 set in Egypt and the Sudan (and filmed several times), he was a prolific and popular writer of the period. Running Water, published in 1907, is, like its predecessor, a tale of romantic adventure. Though much of the story takes place in England, the real setting here is in the high Alps, in the range of Mont Blanc near Chamonix and C...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; English; Romance; Mountaineering; Mount Blanc
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[audio]The Speaking Voice - Katherine Jewell Everts
LibriVox recording of The Speaking Voice: principles of training simplified and condensed, by Katherine Jewell Everts. Read by Ruth Golding. From the Preface of The Speaking Voice: "This book offers a method of voice training which is the result of a deliberate effort to simplify and condense, for general use, the principles which are fundamental to all recognized systems of vocal instruction. It contains practical directions accompanied by simple and fundamental exercises, first for the freeing...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; voice; speech; training; instruction; poetry; short story; monologue; lyric poetry; didactic poetry; epic poetry; fable; essay; dramatic monologue; play; reading aloud; vocal interpretation; Shellley; Wordsworth; Coleridge; Tennyson; Browning; Emerson; Wilkins Freeman
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[audio]Our Mutual Friend - Charles Dickens
LibriVox recording of Our Mutual Friend, by Charles Dickens. Read by Don W. Jenkins. Our Mutual Friend (written in the years 1864–65) is the last novel completed by Charles Dickens and is one of his most sophisticated works, combining psychological insight with social analysis. It centres on, in the words of critic J. Hillis Miller, "money, money, money, and what money can make of life" but is also about human values...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; Dickens; fiction; literature; Boffin; Harmon
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[audio]The Machine Stops (version 3) - E. M. Forster
LibriVox recording of The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster. Read by Elizabeth Klett. "The Machine Stops" is a science fiction short story by E. M. Forster. After initial publication in The Oxford and Cambridge Review (November 1909), the story was republished in Forster's The Eternal Moment and Other Stories in 1928. After being voted one of the best novellas up to 1965, it was included that same year in the populist anthology Modern Short Stories...
Keywords: librivox; audio; novella; science fiction; dystopia; forster; machine
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[audio]Anna Karenina, Book 4 - Leo Tolstoy
LibriVox recording of Anna Karenina Book 4, Leo Tolstoy. Read by MaryAnn. Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. In Book 4, Anna's husband considers drastic measures to address the flagrant infidelity of his wife, while Kitty and Levin meet once again in Moscow to their mutual discomfiture. (Summary by Mary Anderson and MaryAnn) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS ...
Keywords: LibiVox; Audiobook; Russian Literature
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[audio]St. George and St. Michael, Volume 1 - George MacDonald
LibriVox recording of St. George and St. Michael Volume 1, by George MacDonald. Read by Jordan. ’St. George and St. Michael’ is a little-known historical romance telling the story of a young couple who find themselves on opposing sides during the tumultuous years of the English Civil Wars. Tensions are rising between king and parliament, the Church of England and the numerous independent puritans, and rumours abound that Charles I will soon declare open war on the dissident elements within h...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; fiction; historical fiction; romance; English Civil Wars; England; Church of England; puritans
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[audio]A Shropshire Lad - A. E. Housman
LibriVox recording of A Shropshire Lad, by A. E. Housman. Read by Jon Sindell. This is a lovely collection of melodic poems, many melancholy in tone, many featuring Housman's constant theme of living this short life to the fullest. (Summary by Jon Sindell) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; poetry; loveliest of trees; Ludlow; Bredon
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[audio]The British Barbarians - Grant Allen
LibriVox recording of The British Barbarians, by Grant Allen. Read by Ruth Golding. After Civil Servant Philip Christy crosses paths with the mysterious Bertram Ingledew in the respectable suburb of Brackenhurst, Philip and his sister Frida, married to the wealthy Scot Robert Monteith, become friends with the stranger. Bertram has some unconventional concepts about society, and as the story unfolds, his beliefs and actions cause much disruption in the family and the neighbourhood...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; romance; time; taboo; convention; society; Victorian
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[audio]A Christmas Carol (version 6) - Charles Dickens
LibriVox recording of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. Read by Kara Shallenberg The tale begins on a Christmas Eve exactly seven years after the death of Ebenezer Scrooge's business partner. Scrooge has no place in his life for kindness, compassion, charity or benevolence. He hates Christmas, calling it "humbug", refuses his nephew Fred's dinner invitation, and rudely turns away two gentlemen who seek a donation from him to provide a Christmas dinner for the Poor.....
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; holiday; Christmas; ghost story; literature; Charles Dickens; A Christmas Carol; Ebenezer Scrooge; Tiny Tim; Jacob Marley
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[audio]The Teeth of the Tiger - Maurice Leblanc
LibriVox recording of The Teeth of the Tiger, by Maurice Leblanc. Read by Cathy Barratt . Maurice Leblanc delivers another Arsene Lupin adventure set in World War I. (Summary by Cathy Barratt) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
Keywords: LibriVox, audio book, fiction, WWI, mystery
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[audio]The Swiss Family Robinson - Johann R. Wyss
LibriVox recording of The Swiss Family Robinson, by Johann R. Wyss. Read by Kara Shallenberg. First published in 1812, The Swiss Family Robinson may sometimes seem old-fashioned to modern readers, especially the family’s attitude toward wildlife (if it moves, shoot it). However, it’s a truly exciting adventure and a timeless story of warm and loving family life. As the narrator says: “It was written.....
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; wyss; children; adventure; ship-wreck; family
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[audio]The World I Live In - Helen Keller
LibriVox recording of The World I Live In, by Helen Keller. Read by Laura Caldwell. The World I Live In by Helen Keller is a collection of essays that poignantly tells of her impressions of the world, through her sense of touch, smell, her imagination and dreams. My hand is to me what your hearing and sight together are to you. In large measure we travel the same highways, read the same books, speak the same language, yet our experiences are different...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; essays; biography; helen keller; sense perceptions; dreams; imagination
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[audio]Anne of Avonlea - Lucy Maud Montgomery
Librivox public domain recording of Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Following Anne of Green Gables, the book covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. Anne of Avonlea follows Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea school. It includes many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables, as well new ones like Mr Harrison, Miss Lavendar Lewis, Paul Irving, and the twins Dora and Davy...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; literature
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[audio]The Masque of Anarchy - Percy Bysshe Shelley, Leigh Hunt, Harry Buxton Forman
The Masque of Anarchy was Shelley's response to the Peterloo massacre at St Peter's Fields, Manchester, where 18 died and hundreds were injured, after Hussars charged into a rally for parliamentary reform. Written in Italy in 1819, the poem was not published until 1832, ten years after Shelley's death. This reading is from the first published edition with the addition of three words that were inserted in full only in later additions ('Eldon' in Stanza IV and 'Bible' and 'Sidmouth' in Stanza VI)...
Keywords: librivox; poetry; Lancashire; Peterloo; Politics; massacre
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[audio]A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia in 1852-53, - Ellen Clacy
LibriVox recording of A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia in 1852-53 by Ellen Clacy "If you have visions of a middle-aged parasol-bearing lady smiling sweetly from her carriage as she tours Bendigo think again. In 1852, 20 year old clergyman’s daughter Ellen and her brother boarded ship for Melbourne then set off to walk to Bendigo. Dressed in her blue serge skirt which doubled as nightwear, she camped under a tent made of blankets, had mutton, damper and tea most meals and on arr...
Keywords: nonfiction; travel; gold diggings; australia; audio books; librivox
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[audio]Christmas Every Day and Other Stories Told for Children - William Dean Howells
LibriVox recording of Christmas Every Day and Other Stories Told for Children, by William Dean Howells. Read by David Wales. Five short delightful stories for children, told in the voice of "the papa" to "the girl" and "the boy." William Dean Howells (March 1, 1837 – May 11, 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. Nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters", he was particularly known for his tenure as editor of the Atlantic Monthly as well as his own prolific writings, including...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; Christmas; short stories; children
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[audio]The Wound Dresser - Walt Whitman
LibriVox recording of The Wound Dresser, by Walt Whitman. Read by R. S. Steinberg. The Wound Dresser is a series of letters written from the hospitals in Washington by Walt Whitman during the War of the Rebellion to The New York Times, the Brooklyn Eagle and his mother, edited by Richard Maurice Burke, M.D., one of Whitman's literary executors. (Summary by R. S. Steinberg) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if availa...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; letters; memoirs; Civil War; hospitals; war wounded; battle wounds; Union; nursing; male nurses
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[audio]The Regent - Arnold Bennett
LibriVox recording of The Regent by Arnold Bennett. Read by Andy Minter. 'The Regent' is, if not a sequel to 'The Card', then a 'Further Adventures of' the eponymous hero of that novel. Denry Machin is now forty-three and begins to feel that he is getting old, that making money and a happy home life are not enough and that he has lost his touch as the entrepreneur and entertainer of the 'Five Towns'...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; fiction
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[audio]The Large Catechism - Martin Luther
LibriVox recording of The Large Catechism, by Martin Luther. Read by Jonathan Lange. After the parishes of Saxony were visited in 1528 and found to be in a terribly dismal state, Martin Luther penned the Large Catechism as an aid to the clergy in teaching Christian doctrine. It consists of sermons on each of the Ten Commandments, each article of the Apostles' Creed and each petition of the Lord's Prayer, together with a treatment of Baptism and of the Sacrament of the Altar...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; religion; Commandments; Creed; Prayer; Sacraments; Sermons; Reformation; Christian; Christianity; Protestant
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[audio]Lewis and Clark: Meriwether Lewis and William Clark - William R. Lighton
LibriVox recording of Lewis and Clark: Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, by William R. Lighton. Read by Roger Melin. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark - In the years 1804, 1805, and 1806, two men commanded an expedition which explored the wilderness that stretched from the mouth of the Missouri River to where the Columbia enters the Pacific, and dedicated to civilization a new empire. Their names were Meriwether Lewis and William Clark...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; history; united states; lewis and clark expedition; exploration; meriwether lewis; william clark
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[audio]Grammar-Land - M.L. Nesbitt
LibriVox recording of Grammar-Land, by M.L. Nesbitt. Read by Kara Shallenberg. In this charming 1877 book of grammar instruction for children, we are introduced to the nine parts of speech and learn about the rules that govern them in Grammar-Land. Judge Grammar is far mightier than any Fairy Queen, for he rules over real kings and queens down here in Matter-of-fact-land. Our kings and queens have all to obey Judge Grammar’s laws, or else they would talk what is called bad grammar; and then, e...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; children; grammar; instruction; fiction
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[audio]Tales of a Wayside Inn - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
LibriVox recording of Tales of a Wayside Inn, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Read by Peter Yearsley. Mostly a collection of story-telling poems told by a group of friends in a tavern late one night. "Tales" includes the famous Paul Revere's ride, together with poems of many tales, countries and styles. (Summary by Peter Yearsley) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page...
Keywords: LibriVox,audiobook,poetry
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[audio]North and South2 - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
LibriVox recording of North and South, by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. The book is a social novel that tries to show the industrial North and its conflicts in the mid-19th century as seen by an outsider, a socially sensitive lady from the South. The story: the heroine, Margaret Hale, is the daughter of a Nonconformist minister who moves to the fictional industrial town of Milton after leaving the Church of England...
Keywords: north; south; gaskell; librivox; literature; fiction
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[audio]Two Years and Four Months in a Lunatic Asylum - Hiram Chase
LibriVox recording of Two Years and Four Months in a Lunatic Asylum, by Hiram Chase. Read by Elaine Webb. Hiram Chase is a well liked Reverend in a small ministry in Utica. When his mental and physical health deteriorates, he is taken to Utica lunatic asylum. After his stay in the asylum, Hiram documents his experiences and those of other patients in the asylum. He describes his daily routine and the negative experiences he had, along with praising certain individuals whom he met during his "Two...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; memoirs; psychology
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[audio]Max Carrados - Ernest Bramah
LibriVox recording of Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah. Read by Don W. Jenkins. Max Carrados is a blind detective who has developed his own remaining senses to a superior level and who has enlisted the superior observations skills of his butler to fill in for any deficiency of his own. His visual deficiency is no obstacle to solving the most difficult cases. As with some better known sleuths, Mr. Carrados' feats amaze, entertain and satisfy...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; public domain; detective; Carrados; blind; mystery
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[audio]House of the Seven Gables (version 2) - Nathaniel Hawthorne
LibriVox recording of The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Read by Mark F. Smith. "The wrongdoing of one generation lives into the successive ones and... becomes a pure and uncontrollable mischief." Hawthorne's moral for "The House of the Seven Gables," taken from the Preface, accurately presages his story. The full weight of the gloomy mansion of the title seems to sit on the fortunes of the Pyncheon family...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; literature
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[audio]Round the Sofa - Elizabeth Gaskell
LibriVox recording of Round the Sofa by Elizabeth Gaskell. Read by Noel Badrian. Round the Sofa (1859), is a book of stories by the lady that Charles Dickens called his “dear Scheherazade” due to her skill as a story teller. That Lady was Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell (North and South, Wives and Daughters, Cranford etc.). Mrs. Gaskell begins with Round the Sofa, a short story which she uses as a device to stitch together six previously published stories into a single work...
Keywords: librivox; audio; gaskell; 19th century; england; victorian; social life and customs; stories
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[audio]Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses - Mark Twain
Librivox recording of Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses, by Mark Twain. Fenimore Cooper - author of The Deerslayer, The Last of the Mohicans, etc - has often been praised, but just as often been criticised for his writing. Mark Twain wrote a funny, vicious little essay on the subject, in which he states: “In one place in ‘Deerslayer,’ and in the restricted space of two-thirds of a page, Cooper has scored 114 offences against literary art out of a possible 115.” (Summary by Gesine) For ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; audio book; review; essay; literature; twain; cooper; deerslayer
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[audio]Anne of Green Gables (Group Project) - Lucy Maud Montgomery
Librivox recording of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic children's novel, Anne of Green Gables tells the story of a red headed orphan girl with a personality you can't help but love. Despite her "tragical" past, Anne's optimism and imagination have helped her to always see the best in things. Anne's life changes considerably when she is accidentally adopted by the Cuthberts, a brother and sister who thought they were getting a boy to help out on the far...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature
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[audio]Oh, Money! Money! - Eleanor H. Porter
LibriVox recording of OH, MONEY! MONEY!, by ELEANOR H. PORTER. Mr. Stanley Fulton is worth millions, but he has no one to leave his money to except some unknown distant cousins. In order to find out how they would handle a fortune, he decides to give each of them $100,000 dollars during his life, and go – incognito - to live in their midst! Who will prove worthy to inherit his millions and will his deception be discovered?Eleanor H...
Keywords: librivox; fiction; audiobook; humor; inheritance; incognito; teen; fun
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[audio]Barnaby Rudge - Charles Dickens
LibriVox recording of Charles Dickens' "Barnaby Rudge", read by DebraLynn, proofed and produced by Karen Merline. A wayside tavern where the local men drink and gossip; an unsolved, twenty year old murder at a nearby mansion; a very talkative black raven; a London locksmith and his family; a man apparently returned from the dead; a hangman who enjoys his job way too much; an anti-Catholic lord; a large and violent mob; and the British Militia—what do all these things have in common? All have, ...
Keywords: LibraVox; audio books; Victorian novel; novel; Gordon Riots
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[audio]A Midsummer Night's Dream (Version 2) - William Shakespeare
LibriVox recording of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare's festive comedy combines classical Athenian characters (Duke Theseus and his conquered Amazonian bride Hippolyta) with four contentious lovers, a forest full of quarreling and mischievous fairies and adds a dose of amateur theatre for good measure. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast Theseus/Oberon: Algy Pug Hippolyta/Titania: Elizabeth Klett Philostrate/Puck: Amy Gramour Egeus: Bruce Pirie Hermia: Elizabeth Barr ...
Keywords: librivox; audio; shakespeare; comedy; play; dream
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[audio]Lives of the Engineers (George and Robert Stephenson) - Samuel Smiles
LibriVox recording of Lives of the Engineers (George and Robert Stephenson), by Samuel Smiles. Read by Andy Minter. George Stephenson did not invent the steam engine, that was due to Newcomen and later to James Watt. He did not invent the steam locomotive, that was due to a number of people including Cugnot, Trevithick and others. He did not invent the Railway. Railways or tramways had been in use for two hundred years before Stephenson...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; engineer; biography; stephenson; rocket
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[audio]The White Linen Nurse - Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
LibriVox recording of The White Linen Nurse by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott. Read by Kehinde. The White Linen Nurse is a hysterical story of an exhausted nurse who comes to regret her profession and then somehow finds herself caring for the invalid daughter of the Senior Surgeon. The unexpected events which lead her there and also those which take her forward from that point are sure to evoke laughter and tears - a never to be forgotten story that will send a warm glow to your heart...
Keywords: white; linen; nurse; abbott; fiction; humor; librivox
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[audio]Autobiography of Anthony Trollope - Anthony Trollope
LibriVox recording of the Autobiography of Anthony Trollope. Read by Jessica Louise. Anthony Trollope's autobiography will delight you whether or not you've read (or listened to) any of his many works. His honest if self-deprecating tone is at times hilarious and at times piteously moving. His detailed descriptions of his writing process and his philosophy of writing as work rather than art are fascinating...
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[audio]Miss Frances Baird, Detective - Reginald Wright Kauffman
LibriVox recording of Miss Frances Baird, Detective by Reginald Wright Kauffman. Read by J. M. Smallheer Frances Baird is a detective with the Watkins Agency of New York City. She and a colleague are sent undercover to "The Maples" to guard a valuable set of diamonds during the festivities leading up to the marriage of Mr. Deneen's eldest son, James Jr. Within a few hours of their arrival, however, this seemingly simple task turns into something much more sinister, and it is ultimately left to F...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; detective story; mystery; fiction; female sleuths
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[audio]Dead Men's Money - J. S. Fletcher
Librivox recording of Dead Men’s Money, by J. S. Fletcher. This classic mystery produces its first dead body during a clandestine midnight meeting. Already nothing is what it seems... (Summary by Gesine) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Read by Librivox volunteers M4B audiobook of complete book For more free audiobooks, or to become a volun...
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[audio]Mosses from an Old Manse - Nathaniel Hawthorne
LibriVox recording of Mosses from an Old Manse, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Read by Bob Neufeld. "Mosses from an Old Manse" is a short story collection by Nathaniel Hawthorne, first published in 1846. The collection includes several previously-published short stories and is named in honor of The Old Manse where Hawthorne and his wife lived for the first three years of their marriage. A second edition was published in 1854, which added "Feathertop," "Passages from a Relinquished Work, and "Sketches f...
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[audio]Our Mutual Friend - Charles Dickens
LibriVox recording of Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens, in the public domain. The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the LibriVox readers. Dickens’ last complete novel was published serially 1864-5. It begins with an intriguing fortune offered to John Harmon by his late father, a rich dust contractor, in his will. To receive the money, John must marry a certain Bella Wilfer who he does not know from Eve...
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[audio]The Warden - Anthony Trollope
LibriVox recording of The Warden, by Anthony Trollope. For more information on the readers for this book, please see the catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-warden-by-anthony-trollope Amongst the great popular novelists of the nineteenth century who are still read today, Anthony Trollope stands alongside his contemporary, Charles Dickens. His two series of novels, the political (The Pallisers) and the clerical (The Barsetshire Chronicles) are the best known...
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[audio]The Sorceress of the Strand - L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace
LibriVox recording of The Sorceress of the Strand by L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace. Read by J. M. Smallheer From the moment Madame Sara arrived on the scene, she has taken London society by storm. Madame is both beautiful and mysterious, but it soon becomes clear to both Dixon Druce and his friend, police surgeon Eric Vandeleur, that there is something sinister about the woman and the goings on at her shop on the Strand...
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[audio]Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
Librivox recording of Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) is Thomas Hardy's fourth novel and offers in ample measure the details of English rural life that Hardy so relished. Hardy's growing taste for tragedy is also evident in the novel. It first appeared, anonymously, as a monthly magazine serial, where it gained a wide readership and critical acclaim...
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